PROFINET / PROFIBUS Proxy in a connector

netLINK PROXY integrates any PROFIBUS DP slave into a superordinate PROFINET network. Designed as a connector, the device is plugged directly onto the PROFIBUS DP interface of the DP Slave and connected to the PROFINET network via the RJ45 socket.

On the PROFINET side netLINK behaves like an ordinary IO Device. The process data of the DP Slave are mapped into the PROFINET slot/subslot addressing model in accordance with the guidelines of PROFIBUS and PROFINET International (PI).

Commissioning is performed via the Ethernet port by a direct connection to the PC or during run time via a PROFINET switch, if already installed. netLINK PROXY is configured with the FDT/DTM based planning, configuration and diagnostic tool

It only takes a few steps to make netLINK ready for operation. If the GSD-file of the slave is not available directly, a scan function allows its automatic identification on the PROFIBUS. Once the slave?s configuration and I/O process data length are identified, automatically converts the parameters into a standardized GSDML file. Importing this file into any PROFINET controller configuration utility and putting the netLINK into operation is fairly simple.

The netLINK Proxy has a 24 V supply. During mounting the voltage can be tapped comfortably from the DP-Slave and applied to the 2-pin COMBICON connector. The short distance on PROFIBUS renders a bus terminal resistor unnecessary.

netLINK PROXY ? a cost-efficient and handy alternative to redevelopments for the convenient and easy integration of existing DP devices into the PROFINET world.

  • Saves the re-design of exisiting devices for PROFINET
  • Easy mounting directly on PROFIBUS slave port
  • Features alarm, diagnostics and DPV1 support
  • Automatic PROFINET GSDML file generation
  • Certified device without need for own PROFINET certification
Communication controllerCommunication controllernetX 50
Integrated MemoryRAM8 MB SDRAM
FLASH4 MB serial Flash
Power supplySupply voltage24 V ± 6 V DC
Current consumption at 24 V (typically)70 mA at 24V
Communication interface 1Communication interfacePROFIBUS DP
Interface typeRS-485, (connected to power supply potential)
Connector typeDSub-Plug 9-pin
Communication interface 2Communication interfaceEthernet
Interface type100 BASE-TX or 10 BASE-T, isolated
Connector type1 * RJ45
Permitted ambient conditionsAmbient temperature (operation)0 … +50 °C
Relative humidity (operation)0 ... 85 % (no condensation allowed)
DeviceDimensions (L x W x H)74,5 x 40,7 x 17,2 mm
Weightappr. 35 g
Degree of protectionIP 20



PROFINET / PROFIBUS Proxy in a connector1703.430_HB

Technische documentatie

netLINK-PROXY_Datasheet_DS_2013-06_EN Versie: 06/2013
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